1978 Atlanta Falcons

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1978 Atlanta Falcons

What was the record of the 1978 Atlanta Falcons?

The Atlanta Falcons finished the regular season with a 9-7 record. They went 7-1 at home and 2-6 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Atlanta Falcons went 10-8. Their final game was a loss in the Divisional Round to the Dallas Cowboys.

What division did the 1978 Atlanta Falcons play in?

The 1978 Atlanta Falcons played in the West Division of the National Football Conference.

What was the division record of the 1978 Atlanta Falcons?

During the regular season, the 1978 Atlanta Falcons went 5-1 against their NFC West opponents.

What was the 1978 Atlanta Falcons record against each of their divisional opponents?

Opponent Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
San Francisco 49ers 2-0 100% +14
New Orleans Saints 2-0 100% +6
Los Angeles Rams 1-1 50% -2

What was the 1978 Atlanta Falcons record by month?

The 1978 Atlanta Falcons had their best month in October, when they went 4-1 and had a 80% win percentage. Their worst month was September, when they went 1-3 and had a 25% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
September 1-3 25% -17
October 4-1 80% +4
November 3-1 75% +11
December 1-2 33.3% -48

Did the 1978 Atlanta Falcons make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Atlanta Falcons made the Playoffs in 1978. They won their first game against the Philadelphia Eagles in the Wild Card Round. They eventually lost against the Dallas Cowboys in the Divisional Round.

What was the point differential for the 1978 Atlanta Falcons?

The Atlanta Falcons finished the regular season with a point differential of -50. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Falcons could have been expected to have about 6.2 wins, or a 6-10 record in the regular season.

How did the 1978 Atlanta Falcons perform in one-score games?

In close, one-score games, the 1978 Atlanta Falcons went 7-3. In games decided by a field goal or less, the Falcons went 5-0.

How did the 1978 Atlanta Falcons perform in overtime games?

The 1978 Atlanta Falcons did not play any overtime games in the regular season.

What was the longest win streak for the 1978 Atlanta Falcons?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1978 Atlanta Falcons was a 5 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1978 Atlanta Falcons?

The longest losing streak that the Atlanta Falcons had during the 1978 regular season was 3 games, which happened once during the season.

1978 Atlanta Falcons Schedule

= Playoff Team

Bold = Division Opponent

Week Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
1 Sun, Sep 3, 1978 vs Houston Oilers Win 20 - 14
2 Sun, Sep 10, 1978 @ Los Angeles Rams Loss 0 - 10
3 Sun, Sep 17, 1978 vs Cleveland Browns Loss 16 - 24
4 Sun, Sep 24, 1978 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers Loss 9 - 14
5 Sun, Oct 1, 1978 vs New York Giants Win 23 - 20
6 Sun, Oct 8, 1978 @ Pittsburgh Steelers Loss 7 - 31
7 Sun, Oct 15, 1978 vs Detroit Lions Win 14 - 0
8 Sun, Oct 22, 1978 @ San Francisco 49ers Win 20 - 17
9 Mon, Oct 30, 1978 vs Los Angeles Rams Win 15 - 7
10 Sun, Nov 5, 1978 vs San Francisco 49ers Win 21 - 10
11 Sun, Nov 12, 1978 @ New Orleans Saints Win 20 - 17
12 Sun, Nov 19, 1978 @ Chicago Bears Loss 7 - 13
13 Sun, Nov 26, 1978 vs New Orleans Saints Win 20 - 17
14 Sun, Dec 3, 1978 @ Cincinnati Bengals Loss 7 - 37
15 Sun, Dec 10, 1978 vs Washington Redskins Win 20 - 17
16 Sun, Dec 17, 1978 @ St. Louis Cardinals Loss 21 - 42
Playoffs
WC Wild Card Round Sun, Dec 24, 1978 vs Philadelphia Eagles Win 14 - 13
Div Divisional Round Sat, Dec 30, 1978 @ Dallas Cowboys Loss 20 - 27

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